View Full Version : NFL Draft Sergio Kindle has a knee injury

04-23-2010, 07:13 AM

Probably why he is dropping so badly........

Rivals.com reported before the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday that former Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle might not be picked until later rounds because of a knee injury he sustained at one point this season. Teams see him as a "serious" medical risk because of his knee, which one team said looks like it could require microfracture surgery.

The injury didn't seem to pose any problems during the BCS national championship game, however, where he posted 2.5 sacks.

Microfracture is a surgery to create cartilage in the knee when it becomes a bone-on-bone situation. It's a surgery athletes tend to have near the end of their careers, not the beginning.

Rivals.com said that Kindle's medical exams showed a series of trauma on the knee that could limit his career.

Athletes have played through injuries such as this one, but it is still something NFL teams need to evaluate before drafting someone.

Rumor has it that New England is interested in Kindle, so we'll see if they come around in the second round Friday.

04-23-2010, 07:22 AM
I didn't know this. He's going to be a gamble for us with the #36 and #50 picks.

Pasta Giant Meatball
04-23-2010, 07:26 AM
That sucks.

04-23-2010, 07:34 AM
Ugg. He's the guy I was hoping we'd take to increase the pressure on opposing QBs, but now...

04-23-2010, 07:35 AM
It makes sense that he fell out of the first round now.

04-23-2010, 07:35 AM
Ouch. Isn't that the surgery Greg Oden had to have?

04-23-2010, 07:35 AM
This blows.

04-23-2010, 07:36 AM
Then how about Everson Griffen at 36?

04-23-2010, 08:05 AM
Who is a player that is similar to Kindle that will fit into the Chiefs 3-4 scheme?

04-23-2010, 09:06 AM
Washington? TCU?

04-23-2010, 09:07 AM
Wish Jerry Hughes was still on the board.

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-23-2010, 09:28 AM
Take him in the 4th if he's still there and stuff his ass on IR.

04-23-2010, 09:37 AM
Ouch. Isn't that the surgery Greg Oden had to have?
From what they were saying on the radio this morning, yes.

Not knowing the guy, but with the injury and being from Texas sort of has my worried about taking him.